GOP Primaries Hit New Low: Banning Kosher Food and Singing “America the Beautiful”

Jan 31, 2012
7:24 am

Ok, imagine that you are in Florida, you are speaking to elderly voters, most of them who are of Jewish descent. The nation is facing a critical budget crisis and a spiraling economy. What is the most important issue you want to discuss?

Banning Kosher food.

Yes, that is what GOP candidate Newt Gingrich said in Florida yesterday.

But since this is an equal opportunity blog, here is Mitt Romney, the Small Government Guy, do yet another flip-flop on Medicare and Social Security in front of elderly voters. Where your Pandering hat, Governor? This is what Romney said yesterday:


I understand a few of you here are on Medicare. Is that true? [Laughter]

"That being the case, I hope you tell your friends who always fear that Republicans somehow might go after Medicare. You can tell them a couple things. Number one: We will never go after Medicare or Social Security, we will protect those programs. But also, you make sure and tell them this. There's only one president in history that's cut Medicare 500 billion dollars. And that's Barack Obama. And guess what he did it for? He did it to pay for Obamacare?

"So if I'm president, I will protect Medicare and Social Security for those that are currently retired or near retirement, and I'll make sure we keep those programs solvent for the next generations coming along. We will protect America's seniors and America's young people with programs that are designed to keep them well and safe. And I will make sure that we protect Medicare and Social Security."


End the event with "America the Beautiful" and you are done. Thank you, Florida!